Cite Return to Daily IQ 1904The advent of industrialwarfareThe Russo-Japanese war began when the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the Russian fleet at Port Arthur in northeast China. 1587 Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded. 1693 College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., received its charter, becoming the second institution of higher learning in the United States. 1870 The National Weather Service was established under the U.S. Army Signal Corps. 1915 D. W. Griffith's controversial epic, The Birth of a Nation premiered in Los Angeles. 1924 The gas chamber was used for the first time as a method of execution in the United States. Gangster Gee Jon was put to death at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City. 1960 The payola (pay for broadcast airplay) hearings opened in the U.S. House of Representatives. Dick Clark would testify in April. 1980 President Jimmy Carter revealed his plan to reinstate selective service draft registration. Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: TrendingHere are the facts and trivia that people are buzzing about. August 2021 Current Events: US News Record Highest Temperatures by State The Megacities of Africa The Mongol Empire The Real World Destinations of Greek Mythology The Most and Least Religious Countries ?